Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Art Three Final Blog Dawg

Piece Numero Uno:

The first piece of artwork that I think shows a lot of what my style is, is my "cheeky" piece. Here are a couple of pictures..

The first 'artistic behavior' I chose for myself is, "I Create Original Art." To answer the first question, I believe that I incorporated my own unique ideas into my work through the use of texture and bold colors. One of my absolutely favorite things in the art world is the ability to create texture through various different mediums. Mr. Sands helped provide many of the materials needed in order for me to have the bumpy texture you can see above and he also was very supportive and helpful without distorting my own view of what I wanted. To answer the second question, I didn't really have much inspiration despite the want of texture and bright colors. As bad as it may sound, this project sort of just came to be as I worked on it. All my original plans and thoughts were thrown out the window with each passing day because I would randomly get an idea or desire to change the direction it was going. The second 'artistic behavior' I choose is, "I Communicate Through My Work." This piece of artwork was originally intended to show that any body size is beautiful, but as it started to turn more abstract instead of realistic, the meaning is more of, the human body is not something to be ashamed of. As one of the issues I faced, I can not begin to describe how many people questioned me for doing butt cheeks and how many people thought it was inappropriate to show such "nudity." It was honestly a bit ridiculous. Human anatomy is not something to be shamed!!!! It should be shown off and people should be proud of their own beautiful body!!! This artwork is about who I am and what I believe because I genuinely think that any one should be able to show off their body in any way they want. I also believe that everything is beautiful and should be allowed to have art created on it, without having many judge and question it. 

Piece Numero Dos:

 For my second piece of art work, I chose this...ceiling tile replacement thing..? The first artistic behavior I demonstrated while working on this piece is, "I Developed My Art Making Skills." During this project I experimented with many different materials. I used canvas, gesso, white paint, paper mache powder (?), glue sticks, ink, and a spray bottle. I believe that I gained a lot of skill with using these different materials. I used them in a very abnormal way and I think this helped push my creativity farther and developed not only my hand working skills but my thinking/brainstorming skills. My second artistic behavior is, "I Take Risks." I was unsure of this entire project. I felt as if I never knew what my next step was going to be. I tried many different materials and techniques in order to complete this project. 

Piece numero tres:

If i were to redo one project, I would most likely choose this abstract-esque acrylic painting. I don't not like it, but I did not really plan anything about it out, I kinda just put the paint wherever. If I were to redo it, I think I would make it more complex, and change the shapes up more. 

Monday, May 11, 2015

Weird Abstract-Like Series

So..I don't really know how I came upon doing this. I was working on another project (which i grew frustrated with very quickly) and decided to take a break day and just paint some random stuff on one of the used canvases we've got lying around the art room. That was this.
It's hard to see from far away, but the lines with white and blue going through the whole thing were my absolute favorite part of this piece and i wanted to do something more with those colors..so I did. I made another piece following virtually the same shape-idea as this one but kept a more monochromatic color scheme. That was this guy.
I really really love the colors in this and am very happy with the way it turned out. I kept this project at school to work on but one afternoon i was sick of being inside watching tv, so i went outside with my paint and made another one of these. I don't know why i made so many similar things but i really like them so whateeeeever. The one i made at home is this.

Friday, March 20, 2015


So... I haven't blogged in a while. I have officially started acrylic painting the butts. I have gone through many different stages during this project but alas I have come to a conclusion (I think) on what I'm doing. I started off with Mr. Sands helping me make a large canvas (thx buddy) and then I began the painting process. I looooove getting messy so I decided I wanted to finger paint. I also love texture so I wanted that chunky paint look. After getting through the background I outlined the butts. After that I decided i kind've wanted the figures to be raised? just higher up off of the background. Mr. Sand's awesome self suggested that I use cotton balls and gesso to get a bigger, thicker texture, so I did. Then began the painting process....which is taking me quite a while and you can see my progress below. I think that's all I'm going to say for now. Displaying IMG_0261.JPG
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Sunday, February 8, 2015


For the dig deeper part of this project, I decided to use my Pinterest to look for inspiration and ideas... Here's the link : https://www.pinterest.com/emmadosa/art-three-text-art/

For the first part of the challenges, I did a black out poem from the book "Night" by Elie Wiesel. I didn't really make it into a poem, I kind've just kept all the adjectives..which ended up being very sad.
For the second part of the challenges, I decided to do the word "hot," but with flames and the like.... I didn't really like the way I started with pencil and having the colors so seperated. So I started over and did this. 
...Which I really don't like any better but hey, what can ya do?

I have spent a lot of time thinking on what I would like to do for my final project.. I had no inspiration and honestly no interest in anything until Kirk and Mersina were joking around and Kirk said I could do two peoples butts and spell out "butt" ..... I really really liked this idea, so I decided to run with it. I changed it up a little bit though. So instead of doing the word "butt" written across, im going to do the word "cheeky." The only problem with this is the fact that id like to use real people but that is supposedly a risky move considering the amount of skin that will be shown. Today, I am going to go ahead and do what I want and take the pictures and tonight I will email/talk to an administrator to see if they'll allow it.  If I get a no... I will be very sad but I suppose I will then have to draw or paint the image I have. 

Sunday, January 12, 2014

3D Questionable

For this project Ashlyn and I decided to make a life size person completely made out of tape. When we started this project it was looking good and normal but somehow it turned out looking disfigured and to be honest, scary. I don't like this piece at all but it was fun and a learning experience creating it.

sticky situation

First of all, if you'd really like to hear a sticky situation..keep reading. After I finished this project my sister saw and she really liked it so I gave it to her, but just now am I realizing that I don't have a picture of the final product so I can't even show what it turned out like so for that I'm sorry. For the brainstorming of sticky situation I immediately thought of gum because I've run into many problems involving gum so it related to me, and the repetition was the various places I remember stepping in gum and having it stick to my shoe. I decided to use acrylic paint because I am familiar with it and enjoy working with it. One of the struggles I ran into was the floor of a super market and how to get the tiles right, I'm sure I redid that part about three or four times, it got so frustrating. I don't think the mini lessons we were taught really helped me that much when completing my piece because I didn't need any of the different techniques to accomplish what I wanted. 

portraits using non art supplies

I chose to do Scott Avett for my portrait because he's in my absolute all time favorite band that's I've loved since a child, and also because he has a beard and I love beards. When I was brainstorming what to use as my materials for this project I was pretty clueless and really could only think of skittles for a while, but I wanted it to be black and white and not be edible (because I have dogs and don't want them getting into it) so i just opted out for push pins, it really just came to me. This material impacted my project because the only colors I could find it these pushpins were black and white so they completed what I intended this project to look like. Some of the challenges I faced were needing so many pushpins..these things were pretty dang expensive so my parents were getting a little iffy by the third time we had to go out and get more. and also I needed way more black pushpins than white so I had to spray paint some white ones black and use gel medium to give them a glossy finish. The pushpins and Scott really have nothing in common, so pushpins necessarily weren't that important to me as I could have used any other material.